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Student Literacy Corps Spotlight: Tutor role 'life-changing' for student veteran

January 09, 2020

Webster's Student Literacy Corps program trains and places tutors in St. Louis-area schools. Marine veteran and Webster University student Michael Guthrie serves as a tutor and mentor with Student Literacy Corps, spending a majority of his time in the classroom at Nahed Chapman New American Academy at Roosevelt High School. He describes his experience working with the refugee and immigrant teenage students there as truly life-changing.

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Spring 2020 Success Portal Reminders, Updates and New Tools Available

January 06, 2020

Two new student success tools are launching in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, in Spring 2020: the Academic Success plan and the English Proficiency Concern flag. In addition to these new resources, faculty and staff can read through to learn more about existing features, exciting updates to them and when to expect the Attendance Verification, Early Term and Midterm surveys to begin and end.

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Fall 2 Grades Due Dec. 31: Guidance on incomplete grades

December 18, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 2 course grades are due by Dec. 31, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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Posters from a previous Research Across Disciplines event. This year's event attracted entries from more than 40 students.

From Caffeine to Capital Punishment: Research Across Disciplines Conference

November 25, 2019

More than 40 college students in the St. Louis region will present their research to the community Dec. 6 during Webster University’s annual Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference. Topics of the student research range from measuring the impacts of caffeine on endurance runners to how human rights issues are portrayed in modern art.

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Anne Geraghty-Rathert earned an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professor Geraghty-Rathert Earns Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

November 19, 2019

Legal Studies Professor Anne Geraghty-Rathert was named one of the top professors in the St. Louis metropolitan area during this weekend’s annual Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony. Three alumni who teach in K-12 schools also received the award. The awards program, sponsored by Emerson, annually recognizes more than 100 educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area – from kindergarten to college – who are examples of excellence in their field.

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Nominations Open for Fall 2019 Dean's Award for Service

November 19, 2019

The Dean's Award for Service recognizes Webster University students each semester for performing a valuable service either on or off campus. This award recognizes students’ volunteer efforts that go above and beyond in student leadership, such as coordinating events or community service in the local area and in other parts of the world. Nominations are due in the Dean of Students office by Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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Debbie Stiles

News Around Webster: George, Gregg, McBride, Stiles

November 11, 2019

Ryan Gregg presented a paper, "Francesco da Sangallo’s Beard: Artistic Identity in Portraits of Cinquecento Sculptors,” at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. ... Counseling faculty member Rebecca George conducted a workshop for local high schools students applying for college. ... Jovan McBride finished third in the Student Human Resource Management competition at the Greater Miami Society of Human Resource Management Legal Update Conference. ... Debbie Stiles has two additional psychology papers publishing this fall.

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Ralph Olliges, Webster University School of Education

In the News: Olliges, Smith on digital literacy and safety; Tashkent opening

October 30, 2019

Webster University professors Ralph Olliges and Julie Smith were quoted in separate stories relating to digital literacy and safety for children. Smith, in the School of Communications, was interviewed for a St. Louis Public Radio story about proposed legislation requiring such literacy in K12 curriculum. Olliges, in the School of Education, was on the KMOX commute-time news about teaching kids digital citizenship. ... Separately, the opening of Webster in Tashkent was covered by AKI Press in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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ARC to Conduct Academic Integrity/PPP Focus Groups

October 29, 2019

This Fall semester, the ARC will conduct faculty/staff focus groups that will help assess success in meeting the individual program goals of the Plagiarism Prevention Program (PPP) and academic integrity initiatives. The PPP addresses plagiarism by educating students about Webster University’s academic honesty policy and then by having students incorporate those principles into their own work. Both full-time and adjunct faculty members, as well as staff throughout the worldwide network, are invited to attend these focus groups and provide feedback either in person or remotely.

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Webster Teaching Festival 2020 Call for Proposals

October 21, 2019

The Teaching Festival Committee is accepting proposals for presentations and posters for the 10th annual Webster Teaching Festival, to be held the week of Feb. 10, 2020. Proposals will be accepted until Dec. 20. All Webster instructors, part-time and full-time, are invited to participate.

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Paula Witkowski (center) discussed dyslexia on St. Louis On The Air.

In the News: Fatton on Asia security, Witkowski on dyslexia, Film Series

October 18, 2019

School of Education Professor Paula Witkowski was interviewed for a half hour discussion on dyslexia on St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” program. ... Geneva's Lionel Fatton was interviewed by Swiss, Swedish and Chinese media to discuss different aspects of security and international relations topics in Japan, China, North Korea and Hong Kong. ... Webster's Film Series was featured for the upcoming screening of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" with live accompaniment by The Invincible Czars.

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Fall 1 Grades Due Oct. 25: Guidance on incomplete grades

October 16, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 1 course grades are due by Oct. 25, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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Human Rights Conference

In the News: Witkowski, Geraghty-Rathert, Human Rights Conference

October 15, 2019

Paula Witkowski will be on St. Louis Public Radio at noon Wednesday to discuss the many misunderstandings the public has about dyslexia. ... Anne Geraghty-Rathert appears in a Time Magazine story about a murder conviction that was overturned due to an ineffective defense attorney. ... Blake Hamilton, one of the guest speakers at last week's annual Human Rights Conference, was on KMOX 1120 discussing the conference and immigration in St. Louis.

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Dyslexia 101 at Webster University

Dyslexia Symposium Brings Educators, Parents to Webster

October 11, 2019

More than 100 people came to Webster University Thursday night as the School of Education hosted a "Dyslexia 101" symposium, a panel presentation and question-and-answer session for parents and education professionals. Literacy is one of the biggest predictors of quality of life outcomes, so early identification and intervention for students with dyslexia has a significant impact on their education and opportunities throughout life.

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